That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back - Study Guide Chapter 3: Ignoring Our History Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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The Tea Party that swept the Republican party into leadership in the House of Representatives in 2010, believes that the lawmakers must follow the Constitution to a letter. They believe in throwing all case law out. But that's a formula for failure. America must renew and refresh its formula to keep up with the demands of the modern world. There are five pillars to prosperity that if ignored will be at America's peril. They are: 1) Public education must be provided for more and more Americans; 2) our infrastructure must be continually maintained and modernized; 3) the doors to immigration must be kept open; 4) basic research and development must be supported by the government; and, 5) private economic activity must have necessary regulations. These five pillars have been key to the success and advancements the America has realized over the past two centuries. And...

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